Joan Powers Porco
Publication: The East Hampton Press
Mar 17, 09 3:54 PM

We’ve known Bill Walsh of William J. Walsh Land Surveyor, for about as long as we’ve known Montauk, 40 years or so. He has been a longtime resident, as his parents, both academics, moved to the house he now occupies, in 1950. Bill is the divorced father of 40-year-old Brendan, who lives in Vermont with his wife and two children, and Jamie, the 37-year-old father of 2-year-old Olivia and recently arrived twins James and Mia. Jamie is a licensed surveyor working full-time with his dad.

A recent front page story in The East Hampton Press regarding erosion studies conducted by Larry Penny of the town’s Natural Resources Department mentioned Bill’s work on the project. It noted that Bill did land surveys, using a hand held GPS, in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008. Coincidentally we had recently spoken to him about himself and his work as a possible indicator of Montauk’s development pulse in the present day.

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